Picture a smoky bar in early-to-mid 20th century New Orleans, filled with musicians playing the songs of Billie Holiday, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway, with cabaret dancers on tables dancing the Lindy. Add a dash of Kentucky flavor and you have BOURBON JAZZ by the Billy Goat Strut Revue.
Bicentennial Park concerts will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m on Friday evenings throughout the summer in historic downtown New Albany. Bicentennial Park is located at the corner of Spring and Pearl streets. These events are free.
"Marking Time" Exhibit Opening Reception - July 22nd
The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana is pleased to present the new exhibit Marking Time, co-curated by artist Agnes Burris and Carnegie Center Curator Daniel Pfalzgraf.
The new exhibit explores concepts as “event,” “present,” and “history”, the artists in Marking Time seek to reveal the elusive, yet always present, force of time. Artists Agnes Burris, Lori Esposito, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Matthew Loeser, Michael Ratterman, and Theodore Zanardelli present a diverse grouping of media and materials to capture the ephemeral experience of time. Time is not only a common thematic undercurrent among all the artists’ works, but it is also an active element employed in the creation of the works.
The opening reception for this exhibit on Friday, July 22, will be from 6-8 pm. While exploring Marking Time in the galleries, visitors can enjoy light refreshments and live jazz by the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet, and a chance to meet the artists featured in the show.
Visit the Downtown Farmers Market - July 23rd
The Downtown Farmers Market is located in on the corner of Bank and Market Streets at 202 East Market Street. Farmers Market Hours are from 8:00am - 12:30pm every Saturday during the season.
Monarch Celebration/Beyond Borders Exhibit - July 23rd
The opening reception of the Beyond Borders Exhibit will be concurrent with the annual Monarch Celebration on July 23 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm This celebration, which will take place on East Market in front of the Arts Council of Southern Indiana between 7th and 9th streets.
The event is a celebration of the annual migration of the Monarch butterfly. The Arts Council and The Southern Indiana Botanical Society will host a number of local vendors, artists, music, performances, and activities, including the release of 200 Monarch butterflies, Butterfly Experience Tent, and butterfly crafts. The first 200 visitors will receive a monarch ticket that entitles you to release a butterfly. The event is free and open to the public. Performances include:
Jesse & the Hogg Brothers, Hue E Bir and the Concrete Canyon Cowboys, Waiting For Dave, Jack Amend and more. Motion Studio will perform dance and song and a flash mob dance.
EXIT ONE REALTY Butterfly Experience Tent.
Stone carving with artist Chris Raber
Water Color booth by Cathy Hillegas
Public art installation by Cody Presley
Idlewild Butterfly Farm education Program
The Brotherhood Friendly Hammermen
Monarch Children’s Craft Tent, Heart for Arts photo booth
Artist booths with demonstrations
Monarch Release – Southern Indiana Botanical Society
Food – Knights of Columbus
Southern Indiana Botanical Society, Open Doors Youth Shelter, New Albany /Floyd County Animal Shelter, Trash Force, IUS, Plant sale by Lincoln Springs Garden Center.
PC Home Center Little Free Library Book Repository
Masonic Lodge Monument Rededication
Ed Adams Scholarship Award
The Monarch butterfly makes an annual migration to Mexico and the southern United States each autumn. The Arts Council is an official Monarch way station dedicated to the preservation of the species, which is slowly dying out because of habitat loss and pollution. By raising awareness and providing education, the Arts Council hopes to help the Monarch thrive for years to come.
Hairspray (The Musical) - July 22, 23, & 24th
New Albany Riverstage Productions presents Hairspray at the New Albany Amphitheater.
Hairspray continues to be one of the most widely produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the beautiful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays.
Friday, July 22, 2016, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 24, 2016, at 8 p.m.
(Doors open at 7 p.m.) "Sounds of the 60's" starts at 7:30 p.m.
Support the Greenway - Register for Le Tour de Pork
Le Tour de Pork is a bike tour through scenic southern Indiana to benefit the construction of the Ohio River Greenway. The Tour de Pork will be held on August 6th at the Turtle Run Winery in Corydon.
The Ohio River Greenway is multi-use trail along the Ohio River in southern Indiana that connects New Albany, Clarksville and Jeffersonville. Once completed, the Ohio River Greenway will make the Ohio River accessible to bikers, walkers and commuters of Southern Indiana and Louisville and make one of our most valuable resources a source of pride for all of our communities that border the Ohio River.
The Floyd County Animal Rescue League (FCARL) is currently looking for a volunteer to coordinate the Saturday morning dog walkers. The role involves scheduling volunteer dog walkers, contacting new volunteers (contact info will be sent to you), and setting up times to get new dog walking volunteers trained.